Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Giant jellyfish that look like oozing, bloody blobs of goo are washing ashore in Maine more frequently this year. Officially called lion's mane jellyfish but sometimes referred to as red jellyfish, their tentacles can reach a length of 100 feet, according to the National Science Foundation. They are the largest known jellyfish on the planet. Beachgoers are reporting more of the lion's mane jellies this year than they have since Nicholas Record, a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine, started tracking jellyfish sightings in 2014. His jellyfish reporter website allows beachgoers and boaters to submit information and photos on jellyfish they've spotted.

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